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Who said you can't coin your own term? What is "Boning the Fish"? It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite TV Show, Celebrity, Movie Series or Music Group has reached its peak. That instant you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it a climax of sorts. We call it "Boning the fish". From that moment on things will simply never be the same.

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Avatar - Movie Series
@Soggy9000 We are reading too far into it. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 18, 2011, 3:36 am

Left Behind - Movie Series
The books were undeniably popular, but if you're not an evangelical Christian with low literary standards, you'll probably find them poorly written. And if you ARE a Christian with a fair understanding of Biblical doctrine, you'll probably find alot of non-canonical (and even heretical) stuff in the books. If you're Catholic or Jewish, you'll probably be offended by the negative portrayal of your faith. I'd imagine the same applies to the movies, which have the added weakness - so I've heard - of being very badly produced (and employing dreadful special effects). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 18, 2011, 2:51 am

Will Farrell - Celebrities
Looks like I'm the odd man out, because I like the guy. Sure, most of his portrayals are pretty broad, but so what? Anyone who can make me laugh is worth his weight in platinum, so I'm not about to disrespect this guy. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 18, 2011, 2:14 am

John Mellencamp - Celebrities
The so-called "poor man's Springsteen" never floated my boat. Nor has he had a decent-selling album in at least ten years. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 18, 2011, 2:00 am

Jim Belushi - Celebrities
How did he cash in on his brother's fame? He was a Second City alumnus with a number of TV appearances and a couple of movies under his belt at the time of John's death. Was it his fault that he continued to be offered TV and movie roles? What was he supposed to do? "Hey, thanks for these nice offers but I'm going to get out of the acting business altogether - maybe become a plumber or a cabbie - so nobody will think I'm trying to ride my dead brother's coattails." Life goes on, and there was nothing wrong with the guy continuing to pursue his chosen career. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 18, 2011, 1:47 am

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - TV Shows
I always wondered why Disney made this instead of a Rescuers TV show. I guess they probably didn't want to pay Margery Sharp royalties. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 18, 2011, 12:01 am

DuckTales - TV Shows
Second season. Looking at the ending credits, apparently the entire creative staff changed hands. Animation was outsourced to Taiwan and it showed. The writing was weak, standard kids cartoon stuff instead of the wittier writing of the first classic season. And as for Bubba Duck and Gizmoduck... they would have been OK had they only been in one or two episodes, but EVERY EPISODE of season two had to be either a Bubba Duck or Gizmoduck episode. Scrooge and the gang were practically demoted to supporting characters. I actually liked Gizmoduck when he would guest star on Darkwing Duck. I guess he fit into the superhero world of that show better than the DuckTales world. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 17, 2011, 11:55 pm

Dragonball Z - TV Shows
Goku had literally become more powerful than God at the very start of this show. Where do you go from there? Well, pull more villains out of your ass and say that this one is way more powerful than the last one! The filler was unbearable; fortunately with DVD you can just skip over a lot of that easily. That being said, I enjoyed it up until the "Saiyaman" saga ended. Then Toriyama totally dropped the ball after that. Gohan was built up to be this great hero throughout the entire Z series and then it never happens. Ridiculous gimmicks like Fusion, Super Saian 3, etc. Unbelievable villain Majin Buu, who was really just a weak ripoff of Piccolo Sr, right down to the genie motif. I noticed when they did the reedited "Kai" version recently they left out the Buu Saga. Probably for the best. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 17, 2011, 11:43 pm

Dragon Ball - TV Shows
I'm going to vote "Never boned" for the pre-"Z" Dragonball. It's a classic, was a lot of fun, and never took itself too seriously. Unfortunately most Americans seem to prefer its overhyped, over-powered sequel, "Z" and aren't even familiar with the great show that started it all. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 17, 2011, 11:31 pm

James Cameron - Celebrities
Several directors are perfectionists, although James Cameron is definitely one of the bigger ones who ranks up there with Stanley Kubrick. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 17, 2011, 8:15 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
FOX canned AMW again I remmeber they got flaked for that even lawmakers balsted fox for canned AMW so FOX boneheaded move again and there is unsolved crimes and fugives they didn't get captured yet! (ie sohpie david) but AMW it is a good show now we going get more repeats of cops and also saturdays will not be the same! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 17, 2011, 4:52 pm

Family Feud - TV Shows
Heads must have rolled with this. How this even made it on the air and past the editing process is beyond me. I thought they would throw out the question, start over with a new question, and continue the game. I hope the family that got screwed over was invited back for a second chance or compensated somehow. And anyone calling Steve Harvey a racist and claiming that he had an agenda need to just shut the hell up now. Mistakes happen, just kind of odd how far this mistake got before being corrected. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 17, 2011, 4:33 pm

Glee - TV Shows
Glee, huh? Sorry, not interested. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 3:24 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
By the way, in response to Shanequia: yes, there have been black people in Bedrock, but only for the spinoff (Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm) and the movies. I recently saw part of the movie, Hollyrock-a-bye baby, and there were black characters in it, one of whom was the doctor. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 3:16 pm

Problem Solverz, The - TV Shows
I saw part of an episode one day. The horrid artwork is vomit-inducing. They could literally put the syrup of Ipecac companies out of business with this thing, and I'm not exaggerating: this is the ugliest, most poorly-drawn cartoon I've ever seen in my life. The characters have less expression than Sears mannequins, and one looks like a turd with a nose. How did this garbage get on the air? Did someone know a hacker and threaten to destroy Cartoon Network unless this monstrosity was allowed to air? These people aren't cartoonists, they just puke onto a sheet of paper and congratulate themselves for completing an entire series. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 3:14 pm

Avatar - Movie Series
One might also call the film racist, or at least condescending toward nonwhites, since it depicts a white guy as the noble aliens' savior. (Just like Dances With Wolves, with which it's been compared.) One wonders if Cameron had even considered any nonwhite actors to play the male lead. If he didn't, what does that tell us? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 17, 2011, 3:07 pm

James Cameron - Celebrities
James Cameron is a perfectionist. He gave Hell to the people working on Titanic because their work failed to meet his high expectations. I've heard he treats people like garbage if he's got nothing to lose from them. He has a reputation of being "a nightmare to work with" and has a "flaming temper". I can understand wanting a film to be the best it can be, but there's no reason to treat people so poorly. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 2:22 pm

Metallica - Music Groups
Metallica is synonymous with "selling out", when it comes to my friends. Speaking of copyrights, isn't it ironic how they once encouraged people to copy and bootleg their works, then turned around and sued when Napster did just that? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 2:16 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
Keep America stupid, right? Here is one of the TRUE reality shows (about important real-life events, not those dime-a-dozen shows about people desperate for 15 minutes of fame)...and they cancel it. I sincerely hope they reconsider this decision. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 2:10 pm

Youtube - Websites
If that happens, we'll visit other sites where you can watch videos. If YouTube becomes Hulu 2, that's going to be the final nail in the coffin, chucked into Davey Jones' locker. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 2:00 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
It's bad enough they're remaking The Flintstones, but hiring Seth MacFarlane to do it? Seth MacFarlane, of all people?! Ugh! The remake's not even out, and it's boned already! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 1:55 pm

Avatar - Movie Series
SPOILER ALERT!! ----- SPOILER ALERT! ----- I never really watched Avatar, just bits of the movie here and there. But it's the ending that got me. After the Marines lose, Jake narrates: "The aliens went home to their dying planet and only a few were chosen to remain." So in other words, the Earth is doomed. And with the Earth doomed, it's not just those evil humans who will die out, but all plant and animal life as well. And why did the enemies have to be Marines? Why couldn't it be some other alien race bent on destroying Pandora in the name of conquest? What's so important about Hometree that the Na'vi would rather let the humans die out that get the Unobtanium to save their home? I'm not trying to be political here, but casting Marines as villains sends a very powerful message. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 1:47 pm

Family Feud - TV Shows
I'm not pointing fingers at Steve Harvey. I understand it was because of nerves (besides, he's a great host). But the French fries answer should have been "dead". When the second team guessed it, the judges should have said, "No, your opponents can't guess that, so it's not fair if you can. Make another guess". It just guaranteed they would win, because they knew it would be up there. Or, since potatoes was tacked onto the first team's "steak" guess, that should have counted as "potatoes" and made the board. There's a different video about this on YouTube, which, unfortunately, contains racist comments. One comment mentioned getting the KKK on Harvey (the judges make the rulings, not him)! What a bunch of idiots! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 1:45 pm

Metallica - Music Groups
Soggy- that's the funny thing, Metal Fans are not their audience, so why force themselves onto the only all metal satellite station for 2 weeks almost 24 hours a day. Out of Touch businessmen is more to the point, and thanks for saying Metallica isnt Metal, because frankly, they are not. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 17, 2011, 1:45 pm

Metallica - Music Groups
I wouldn't blame the vanillafication of Metallica's sound on Cliff Burton's death; And Justice for All was recorded and released a couple of years later, and it's a fine album. What pulled thema away from their roots was a new producer who didn't know jack shit about metal. Why they hired him in the first place, let alone kept him on the payroll for 20 years, is beyond me, aside from a clear desire for more mainstream radio time. I won't say that the band has sucked since then, only that they aren't a metal band and shouldn't be labelled as such. (And their "Let them eat cake" attitude toward the fans who made them EXTREMELY wealthy, as demonstrated by their stance regarding the Napster fiasco, proves they are businessmen first and artists second - in effect, that they see their music as a means to an end rather than as an end in itself. If they are happy to be viewed that way, good for them.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 17, 2011, 1:28 pm

Oprah Winfrey Show, The - TV Shows
I picture her last show with her being carried out of the studio on a litter hoisted on the shoulders of four eunuchs, lead by BFF Gail dancing and playing a harp, while the audience of middle-aged white women toss rose petals in her path. What do you think? -- Submitted By: (rixter) on May 17, 2011, 12:45 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
Fox canceling AMW, but keeps crap on like Amercian Idol and Glee?! >_< Oh yes Fox, dumbing down today's youth with medicore melodrama singing crap is much important than helping catching criminals and keeping the streets safe. Thank you Fox for proving that once again for being a moron and putting greed and ratings first, thank you! -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 17, 2011, 9:35 am

Metallica - Music Groups
My unabashed hate for the former metal band known as Metallica is well known, and to continue to beat the fact that they are not metal, nor have they made a metal record since 1988 is fact, and they boned in 1991 is a cornerstone of selling out, and fish boning (sorry gang, Death Magnetic- corporate sanitized metal - is not unboning anything from these fakes) is just cruelty to fish at this point. HOWEVER- something new and fascinating to hate these guys just happened inside the metal community (sort of like the Napster fiasco to the general public) on Satellite Radio there is a 24/7 METAL channel- sort of the town square of the metal community (sort of like Headbangers ball used to be in the 90's) and they just announced "BIG FOUR RADIO" - sponsored by Metallica- to promote the Anthrax Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer show in Indio California in May 2011. The concept of the Big Four is the big four thrash metal bands of the 80's- so gues what happens- they play about 98% METALLICA while having the unabashed egocentric ballscalling it Big FOUR radio, while playing almost none of the other three- Only the ego obsessed sellouts of Metallica would make a group event called BIG FOUR RADIO and then completely hog almost all of the attention and airtime for themselves. Now for the most part they never play Metallica on this station, and the fans of actual metal hate Metallica these days. The facebook pages for Sirius, XM and the respective channel page were bombarded with about (you guessed it) 98% hate (similar to percentage of Metallica forced on the audience) to go along with the force feeding of metallica's warblings and interviews 24/7 FOR TWO WEEKS!! It warmed my heart to get a nice embarrassing incident from these clowns, and to see the unabashed hate from the community of fans they sold out on so long ago, and with their tone deaf ability to alienate and piss off their old audience, I am sure they felt it was a big success. Another repeat Fish Boning from ALternica, I mean...metallica. I cannot wait to see how they prove me right again soon! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 17, 2011, 5:23 am

Avatar - Movie Series
I wish I could be like Soggy and NEVER have seen this atrocity of a motion picture. I'll never get the 2 1/2 hours back. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 17, 2011, 3:29 am

Robin Williams - Celebrities
His Oscar for Good Will Hunting was well-deserved, and he's done other good work over the years. (Has anyone here seen One Hour Photo?) I never cared for him as a comedian, but he has some legitimate talent as a serious actor. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 16, 2011, 10:48 pm

Robert De Niro - Celebrities
He did such a fine job directing A Bronx Tale that it's odd he has only directed one film since then. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 16, 2011, 10:31 pm

Avatar - Movie Series
"...anything followed by the masses usually isn't any good." There are a few exceptions to this rule, but only a few. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 16, 2011, 10:16 pm

Glee - TV Shows
I'm catching up with my DVR, but as the prom started, they weren't even two lines in and I hit stop on my DVR, deleted it, said, "Well, THAT show is over," and then deleted my subscription. Anyone who even acknowledges Rebecca Black's existence should be charged as an accessory to murder. Putting the most annoying song in musical (and I'm using the word, "musical" liberally) history on television? Well, that's nothing short of criminal. I'd like to see FOX go to jail over this. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on May 16, 2011, 6:41 pm

Avatar - Movie Series
This film has many things that combined together equal one big boned mess: James Cameron (the most egotistical, overrated filmmaker in history), 3-D (can't wait for this fad to end), poor writing (cheesy, fluffy crap), political overtones (I don't like being hit over the head with politics during a movie) and a huge following (anything followed by the masses usually isn't any good.) -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 16, 2011, 5:36 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
Seth McFarlane to do a reboot of The Flintstones? Hanna and Barbera are turning over in their graves with that bit of news. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on May 16, 2011, 5:31 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
It's a shame to see it go -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on May 16, 2011, 6:06 pm

Tom Cruise - Celebrities
He boned for me years ago when he wanted that South Park scientology episode rerun to be pulled (they shown it previously already) or else he won't promote Mission Impossible 3. Correct me if I'm wrong, I think Paramount owned Viacom which also owned South Park which Tom Cruise also with Paramount. Anyways he wanted to be pulled because they made fun of $cientology (this was the first time I really heard of $cientology) and the gay rumors. This really shows that he doesn't even have a sense of humor at himself. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 16, 2011, 4:59 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
FOX is cancelling it. What fools. Didn't they get major flak the last time they tried to axe it? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 16, 2011, 4:53 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
Seth McFarlane hired to "reboot" The Flintstones for 2013. I'm now hoping that 2012 Mayan apocalypse turns out to be real. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 16, 2011, 4:51 pm

Youtube - Websites
I remember the old youtube when you post any video you want and not have to worry about being banned for copyright infringement and ads on the videos. But now Youtube is really stupid is on this copyright and commerical crap! You can't even make a satire, parody or youtube poops by using some 30 sec clip from the movie/tv or even singing some cover songs without them disabling your account even you declare fair use. They don't even take down the videos you flagged you find offensive fast enough or not at all but some clip that has 5 seconds of WMG music on the background music, they have no problem taking that down in 30 seconds. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 16, 2011, 4:20 pm

Avatar - Movie Series
I'm kinda with Soggy on this. I haven't watched the movie yet (or at least not the whole thing), but not because of anything political, but because it didn't look like the type of film I would really care for (not to mention I've seen several films with similar plots). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 16, 2011, 4:19 pm

Youtube - Websites
I have a feeling YouTube is going to morph into a form of Hulu where you can watch TV shows, music videos, etc. for a small subscription fee. It's already starting to take that form with the overabundance of commercials. The original purpose, a place for people to make their own videos, is slowly being phased out. As with most things in life, it comes down to the almighty dollar. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 16, 2011, 10:53 am

Survivor - TV Shows
Survivor Redemption Island is the last season that I will watch. I've watched every season since the beginning and I'm getting tired of all of the returning players. Boston Rob winning Redemption Island has ended for me. He surely should have won since he is a veteran player of two reality shows and four seasons, plus he had a bunch of lackeys who swooned at his every word, and really were really no competition for him. And now they've announced that Survivor South Pacific will be another rehash with returning players and another redemption island! It's time to put this puppy to bed, one and for all. -- Submitted By: (rixter) on May 16, 2011, 10:14 am

Family Feud - TV Shows
Robert, sometimes, it's nerves. While you are watching, you might say that, but sometimes, in front of a camera, and thousands of eyes, the answer might not come as easy, if at all. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 16, 2011, 6:32 am

California Dreams - TV Shows
Liked this show as a kid, but man watched a clip of it on YouTube and it hasn't aged well at all. Everything about it screams 90s. The clothing, the lingo, the attitude, the music, the messages, etc. It was very similar to Saved by the Bell and never quite as popular or as enjoyable. Sometimes I watch shows from my youth and this is something I notice from many things on the Internet. People reminisce about the programs of their youth and whine about kids today and their shows. From a non-biased perspective, and this can be tough sometimes, I look at the old shows and can see their flaws really exposed. It's funny how memories make things so much better than they probably really are. Nostalgia... it's a love/hate relationship. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 16, 2011, 2:44 am

Celine Dion - Celebrities
I'm not a big Celine Dion fan, but I will say that she's a better singer than most modern pop singers. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 15, 2011, 7:42 pm

Youtube - Websites
I downloaded the Adblock Plus add-on for Firefox months ago, so the ads are no longer a problem for me. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 15, 2011, 7:40 pm

Nickelodeon - TV Shows
don't forget good game shows double dare is all ready said what about think fast,make the grade,get the picture legends of the hidden temple,guts,and my favorite nick game show nick arcade!!!!!! but now brain surge is the only game show around and it sucks!!!!!!!!!! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 15, 2011, 5:33 pm

Dear Abby - Random Topics
I agree. One letter written to Dear Abby pretty much said "my boyfriend thinks I am fat, what should I do?". Any idiot should know the answer to that. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 15, 2011, 1:41 pm

Steve Vai - Music Groups
Passion & Warfare and Flex-Able are both on my list of 20 greatest guitar albums of all time. The guy is just otherworldly. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 12:53 pm

Foo Fighters - Music Groups
It took years for this band to grow on me, but it finally did. I agree that Wasting Light is an outstanding album. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 12:44 pm

Ministry - Music Groups
I'm with Chubby here. The Sire Records era (1987-92) was their peak, then they lost their way for a looooong time. The overtly political stuff of the last decade was more a cynical attempt to sell records than it was a genuine howl from the heart. (The music itself offered nothing particularly new.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 12:36 pm

NickelBack - Music Groups
Safe. Unoriginal. Vanilla. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 12:18 pm

2012 doomsday prediction - Random Topics
Travoltron, you'd be a lousy 2012 hustler because you have integrity and a conscience. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 12:13 pm

Quiet Riot - Music Groups
Lightweight trailer-park mullet metal. Formulaic songs with sophomoric lyrics. Rudy Sarzo was the only notable talent. Boned at birth. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 12:08 pm

2012 doomsday prediction - Random Topics
The way I see it, if something happens that's as serious as some are worrying about, most or all of us are going to be dead. If nothing happens, life will go on and anyone that worried about it will be probably be embarrassed. Either way, we're not going to have to worry about it anymore once that day come and goes. In my opinion, if you want to have at least a small stockpile of non perishable food and water just in case something happens then that's fine. Heck, it's a good idea to always have one on hand just in case. However, I think making bomb shelters and such is going way too far. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on May 15, 2011, 11:49 am

Reno 911! - TV Shows
I didn't see the last season so I can't comment on its quality. But it's hard to imagine the show without Garcia. -- Submitted By: () on May 15, 2011, 11:35 am

Youtube - Websites
It's a holy mess. Even if you don't have a YT account, it's a holy mess. The ads are really annoying, the partnership with Google resulted in all these ridiculous changes, the mandatory requirement to create a Gmail account to keep or make a YouTube account, overzealous copyright hounds, and more. Thankfully, not all videos have ads. But for how long? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 15, 2011, 11:04 am

Tonight Show, The - TV Shows
The late-night-variety-show genre boned long ago. Or rather, it became passe as our tastes changed. Eventually it will be as extinct as its prime-time counterparts, and our grandkids will find our appreciation of them as perplexing as we find our parents'/grandparents' appreciation of the Ed Sullivan Show. That said, Carson brought so much to the table that Leno lacks, one may as well be comparing apples and basketballs. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 10:56 am

Family Feud - TV Shows
I saw this as a rerun about a week ago: I don't really understand how this worked...they can't guess French fries but their opponents can? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFSX1J7hDI8&feature=related -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 15, 2011, 10:49 am

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
A good rule of thumb, JustLooking. Sort of like the word "celebrity"; if a program includes that word in its title, give it a wide berth. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 10:44 am

2012 doomsday prediction - Random Topics
If the world doesn't come to an end in 2012, they'll say 2013 is when the world comes to an end. If the world doesn't come to an end in 2013, they'll say 2014 is when the world comes to an end. And so on. "The end is near" types have been around since forever, so this 2012 prediction is nothing new. Just the most over-hyped. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 15, 2011, 10:43 am

Dear Abby - Random Topics
Alas, Soggy, there really ARE that many clueless people out there. Speaking of busted moral compasses, I recall one letter: the writer was in love with a guy who was already taken and wanted to break up their relationship. She asked Abby how she could do it. Abby replied that she should read her other columns: it was a nice way of calling her an idiot to ask for such advice. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 15, 2011, 10:40 am

2012 doomsday prediction - Random Topics
If I had more business sense (i.e. was an opportunist), I'd find a way to make money off these kooks. And these people are selling all their possessions cheap, too. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 15, 2011, 1:23 am

Dear Abby - Random Topics
It's hard to believe ANY of the letters this woman replies to are real. Are there truly so many clueless folks out there who write to her for advice? I mean, some of these letters appear to be written by people who would need advice on the best order in which to arrange their morning bathroom routine. ("Dear Abby, should I shower first and then brush my teeth, or the other way around?") We all know that there are plenty of our fellow citizens whose moral compass doesn't always point north, but how many of them, in this 21st century, are likely to get the idea to write to an advice columnist? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 10:04 pm

1960's - Random Topics
Pelirojo, I can agree with your comment on the "decline of civility". What I have a problem with is the insistence by others that America itself is in some sort of decline which started in that era. That view is based on a very limited historical perspective. Your reference to the Civil War era demonstrates you have a wider view of things than those who measure the nation's dynamics primarily from the moment of their own birth. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 9:48 pm

George Takei - Celebrities
You won't get dissed by me, my friend. Of course, there was the episode "The Naked Time", where he got to play Three Musketeers. Maybe the saddest thing about the fact that TOS lasted only three seasons was the lack of time to flesh out the personalities of the supporting cast. They were forced to do so in the movies, and that was hardly satisfactory. Considering how the actors - Takei and Koenig and Nichols and Doohan - ended up getting so little non-Star Trek work over the years, it would have at least been a comfort to have had the opportunity to mold their respective Star Trek characters into a complex person. Yet there were few chances to do so, even in the movies. That must have been terribly frustrating for them. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 9:39 pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
I try to avoid any show that has "dog' in the title. However, it's better than "Duane the bounty hunter"! -- Submitted By: (JustLooking) on May 14, 2011, 9:25 pm

2012 doomsday prediction - Random Topics
I just saw some nut on the street handing out some papers with a sign judgement day, I can't wait til May 21 when absolutely nothing will happens and these people believed this crap will come up with a next date or year for their bored and miserable lives. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 14, 2011, 5:06 pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
Totally agree, Robert+soggy! It was a guilty pleasure for a time due to wanting to catch some of the Hawaiian scenery but it proved to be about as fun to hang around as cesspool in the middle of a luau. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 4:04 pm

Ghost Hunters - TV Shows
Excellent point, soggy! The show wouldn't have lasted one episode if they said 'it's all a bunch of malarkey and trickery!' Give me pre-Scrappy "Scooby Doo" re-runs any day over this! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 3:54 pm

At the Movies - TV Shows
Thank you,soggy! I liked this earlier incarnation MUCH better because they actually were willing to evaluate each movie on how they liked it rather than worrying about trends or hype. It was sad to see them interviewing celebs and glomming on the Hollywood scene rather than purely considering the individual movies' merits/weaknesses. Though, this decline wasn't as blatant as Leonard Maltin's on TV, it still was painful see them sell out. All that being said, I DO admire the late Gene Siskel's and Roger Ebert's determination to make the best of tragic physical setbacks! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 3:52 pm

George Takei - Celebrities
I may get dissed but Sulu always seemed to be a bit of a 'meh' character who only was only slightly more fleshed out than the Red Shirts. I mean, the ONLY time he seemed to get really emotional was when he was tricked into believing he was steering the Enterprise through a ring of knives! Sorry, but Chekhov and even Lt. Rand seemed to have more personality. I wish the performer no ill will but he simply does not interest me and I couldn't care less who he sleeps with. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 3:43 pm

1960's - Random Topics
Interesting point, Robert. Drunken flappers and frat boys in coonskin coats DID kick up a bit of dust to Jazz, though. BTW, flappers got their name due to carrying around illegal gin flasks in their loose, FLAPPING galoshes! Still, I can't help but think that the 1960's was somewhat the beginning of the decline of civility but maybe I'll save that for anothe time. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 3:37 pm

Mr. Potato Head - Random Topics
Soggy, you're lucky you got to have one of those at all! *I* never got to play with one of those because my parents grew up in the Depression and, having seen breadlines and Dust Bowl dust raining down on the streets of his East Coast city, my father in particular couldn't abide the idea of wasting a perfectly good potato for a TOY! OK, they're now plastic but I honestly can't see the appeal of putting the odd ears,noses,etc. on a potato-shaped 'head'! I guess we should be lucky no one has marketted a 'Mr. Tofu Head'. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 3:33 pm

Price Is Right, The - TV Shows
Well TPIR has found a replacement for Rich Fields in the form of George Gray. I gotta say, he ain't no Johnny Olson, but he sure is better than the other guys they were thinking about -- Submitted By: (tvfan) on May 14, 2011, 10:49 am

Marilyn Manson - Music Groups
The worst thing I can say about an artist is that he or she is unoriginal. Marilyn Manson is deeply unoriginal. He is not and never has been cutting-edge; he has never truly pushed the envelope. Yet he poses as some sort of artistic pioneer. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 9:40 am

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The - Random Topics
I second everything Eugene said. There is definitely such a thing as being "too hip for Hollywood", and this is a clear example. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 9:34 am

Fear Factor - TV Shows
Ya gotta love those "hundred-year-old eggs".... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 9:29 am

Larry the Cable Guy - Celebrities
He's so-and-so as a comedian, as an actor...that's something else. He was good as Mater in Cars, but three other movies he starred in (Larry the Cable Guy Health Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection) are in Rotten Tomatoes' 100 Worst Movies, from what I've read. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on May 14, 2011, 8:57 am

2012 doomsday prediction - Random Topics
@MacFan95 - Yeah, I heard of that claim as well. There was a billboard in my hometown proclaiming it, even had the words "The Bible guarantees it" in the lower left. It made me facepalm thinking the one behind it (Harold Camping, the guy who runs Family Radio) honestly believes his prediction is correct when it contradicts a good amount of the Bible. Camping and his bunch are in for a rude awakening, of that I am certain. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on May 14, 2011, 8:54 am

Almost Live! - TV Shows
Keister is right. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 3:49 am

Ghost Hunters - TV Shows
"Ooohh look - ORBS! I don't know the first goddamn thing about photography, let alone backscatter, so it must be ectoplasm!" -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 3:47 am

George Takei - Celebrities
How was he fooling you? Did he walk around for years telling everyone "I LOOOOVE WOMEN"? Unlike Rock Hudson or Tab Hunter or Robert Reed or Richard Chamberlain or David Hyde Pierce, Takei was not known for TV or film roles in which his characters romanced women. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 3:30 am

Woodstock - Random Topics
Every American generation's actions and creations are an attempt to refute those of the generation before. The Baby Boom generation is only notable for the enthusiasm with which those refutations were attempted. Here's a thought: If the generation preceding the Boomers had been so very perfect, the Boomers (of whom I am one) would have seen no need to break with them. So why did they? (And forget those glib but shallow excuses like "drugs" or "laziness"; the answer is nowhere near that simple.) On a related track, I must recommend a couple of books here: Generations, by William Strauss and Neil Howe, and its sequel The Fourth Turning, by the same authors. Go to Wikipedia and type "Strauss-Howe generational theory" in the search box. The authors make a compelling case that this country's history (and by implication the history of all societies) has been a series of cycles, each of four distinct (and recurring) generational types. It makes for fascinating reading, and it might deepen your view of the interplay between the Baby Boomers and neighboring generations. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 3:07 am

Star Trek TNG - TV Shows
I'm in the "reverse boned" camp here. Episodes got ALOT more interesting as the series progressed, the actors really grew into their characters, and most of the features that annoyed me - little kids on the ship, the loutish Ferengi, etc - and characters I could do without - Wesley and Yar and Lwaxana Troi - began to fall by the wayside. The maturing of Marina Sirtis as an actor, and the development of her character from an irritating emotion-addled bimbo to a sharp, gutsy, totally legitimate Starfleet officer (albeit - sigh - at the expense of that magnificent cleavage, which began to be covered up by her uniform), sort of encapsulated for me the show's overall growth. By the time the series ended, the cast and writers were hitting on all cylinders on a regular basis. Some episodes were as good as anything that has ever been on TV. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 2:30 am

Larry the Cable Guy - Celebrities
Well, I liked him in Cars as Mater. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 13, 2011, 8:58 pm

Communist Party USA - Random Topics
There's two camps: the silent majority who aren't Communists and Fascists (the electorate as you mentioned, and the average Joe), and the vocal minority who--sadly--are (the radicals and their followers). I should have been more specific. But, I digress, it's not a pretty picture when the radicals attain high ranks in any government. Their oppressive ideologies become law. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 13, 2011, 8:54 pm

Michael Moore - Celebrities
Relax, Soggy. We know you're glad a great evil has been eliminated and that you're not jumping on the "cry for the wolf" bandwagon. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 13, 2011, 8:40 pm

At the Movies - TV Shows
I frankly preferred the earlier incarnation of the show, Sneak Previews, which aired from 1977 to 1982. Roger and Gene were alot feistier back then, and the show's structure was a bit more to my taste (including the theme music). But I have to agree that Gene's death left an unfillable hole, and while Roeper is plenty articulate and knowledgeable, there was no chemistry to speak of between him and Ebert, and that made the debates alot less interesting for me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 13, 2011, 6:25 pm

Major League Soccer (MLS) - Random Topics
Ties never bother me, though there should be incentives to try and avoid them as much as possible (see the NFL having sudden death overtime during the regular season back in the 70's. Ties have now become a once every few years type thing) -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 13, 2011, 6:21 pm

Steven Seagal - Celebrities
It's amazing how big one's ego can get. While I liked a lot of Seagal's movies, his ego is just something else. Probably big enough of an ego to apply for statehood. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 13, 2011, 6:19 pm

Communist Party USA - Random Topics
To quote Robert: "Not all Democrats are Communists, like not all Republicans are fascists. I know people who prove both points." That's almost a case of damning with faint praise. The fact is that THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of members of both parties, and of the overall American electorate, are not communists or fascists. Robert again: "But why anyone would want to make a party based on a group that killed millions is beyond me." I assume you're referring to the American Communist Party, and your question is a good one. Why DO some people embrace a philosophy that has such a murderous track record? My answer: Beats the shit out of me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 13, 2011, 6:13 pm

Michael Moore - Celebrities
Again (and hopefully fot the last time), I am GLAD he was killed. But you'll recall that contingency plans did exist for the SEALs to take him alive, if the right circumstances fell into place. As such, killing him some time after he was in our custody, without provocation by him, would have been questionable. It's simply the difference between killing an enemy soldier on a battlefield and killing him after he has surrendered and been disarmed and is being walked back to the rear. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 13, 2011, 5:55 pm

Mr. Potato Head - Random Topics
Sometimes it does feel that way..... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 13, 2011, 5:45 pm

Larry the Cable Guy - Celebrities
Not exactly my favorite comedy. Never found the whole "faux redneck" thing that funny. Some people like the whole "I'm slow and slightly stupid" brand of comedy, but it's never been my bag. Seems like a nice enough guy, though. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 13, 2011, 4:06 pm

Robin Trower - Music Groups
Rock's most uderrated guitarist -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on May 13, 2011, 2:24 pm

Larry the Cable Guy - Celebrities
To be honest, I don't necessarily hate shows which appear on channels where they don't belong. But I like Larry the Cable Guy. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 13, 2011, 12:30 pm

Communist Party USA - Random Topics
Not all democrats are Communists, like not all Republicans are fascists. I know people who prove both points. But why anyone would want to make a party based on a group that killed millions is beyond me. Then again, there's the KKK and the Neo-Nazis, so I guess they felt Communists were being left out. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 13, 2011, 12:24 pm

Mr. Potato Head - Random Topics
Soggy, you're telling me you lived in Bedrock as a kid? :) LOL! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 13, 2011, 12:21 pm

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